I will use this as my barometer throughout the year to monitor Camille's and my progress because it is not just up to her but up to me as well to teach.
Language ArtsReading Objectives:
1. Know common third grade-level sight words.
2. Decode phonetically regular multisyllabic words.
3. Identify antoymns, synonyms, homophones and homographs.
4. Use index, glossary, and table of contents to locate information in books.
5. Read grade-appropriate fiction and nonfiction material fluently, both silently and aloud.
6. Show comprehension by answering questions (or narrating) about a finished text.
7. Experience a wide range of literature selections, including fiction and nonfiction books, multicultural folktales, myths and legends, and poetry.
a. Be able to describe and define simile, metaphor, alliteration, and onomatopoeia.
8. Differentiate between fiction and nonfiction, biography and autobiography.
9. Follow multi-step written instructions.
Writing Objectives:1. Switch to cursive in all written work, with practice to perfect letter shape, size, slant, and spacing.
2. Write frequently, exploring a range of genres, including stories, personal narratives, poems, essays, and reports.
3. Organize writing in coherent paragraphs.
4. Know and use the correct format for a friendly letter—including heading, saluation, body, and closing—and the correct way to address an envelope.
5. Distinguish between complete and incomplete sentences.
6. Use capital letters correctly.
7. Use periods, question marks, exclamation points, and quotation marks correctly. Use commas between the day and year when writing a date, between city and state when writing an address, and in series within sentences.
8. Use apostrophes in contractions and in singular and plural possessive nouns.
9. Indentify common prefixes and suffixes.
10. Know common abbreviations.
11. Indentify nouns, proper nouns, pronouns, verbs, and adjectives; and past, present, and future tenses of verbs.
12. Use conventional spelling for the bulk of written work.
Listening and Speaking Skill Objectives:1. Make short oral reports.
2. Tell stories to a group; present short dramatizations.
3. Memorize and recite short poems.
Study Skills1. Be able to use the dictionary, encyclopedia, and thesaurus.
2. Be able to use the telephone directory.
3. Alphabetize material to the third or fourth letter.
4. Be familiar with the use of the library.
Mathematics Objectives:1. Number Theory
a. Counting by 1’s through 10’s
b. Even and odd numbers
c. Word numbers 0-999,999,999
d. Roman numerals
2. Place Value
a. Ones’, tens’, hundreds’ and thousands’ place
b. Ten thousands’ place
c. Hundred thousands’ place
d. Millions, ten millions’, and hundred millions’ place
3. Number Order
a. Ordinal numbers to 100
c. Greater than and less than
d. Equal and not equal
e. Associative, commutative, and distributive principles
f. The number that comes before and after a given number
a. Addition terms
c. Word problems
d. Word sentences
a. Hour, half hour, quarter hour, five minute and one minute
b. A.M. and P.M.
c. Word problems
a. Subtraction terms
d. Word problems
a. Counting coins and bills
b. Adding, subtracting and multiplying money
c. Word problems
a. Multiplication terms
b. Facts for 0-10
c. Word problems
a. Shapes and solids
c. Congruent and similar shapes
d. Geometric terms
a. Fractional part of whole and set
b. Fractional words
c. Comparison of fractions
d. Comparison of fractions and decimals
e. Equivalent fractions
f. Mixed numbers
g. Reducing fractions
h. Add and subtract like fractions and mixed numbers
i. Word problems
a. Tenths of a whole
b. Comparison of decimals, fractions, and mixed numbers
c. Word numbers
d. Addition of decimals in tenths
a. Division terms
b. Facts 0-10
c. Single-Digit divisor
d. Double-digit quotient with regrouping and remainder
e. Word problems
a. Inches in halves, fourths, and eighths
b. Centimeters in tenths
c. English units of measure
d. Metric units of measure
e. Map reading
f. Temperature in Fahrenheit and Celsius
a. Bar graphs, line graphs, pictographs and grids.
15. Area, Perimeter, and Volume
a. Perimeter of shapes
b. Area of rectangle and square
c. Volume of cube and rectangular prism
d. Word problems
a. Comparison of two numbers
b. Word problems
History1. Study the administrations of the Presidents as we approach them within our history studies.
2. Study the career of Napoleon and the French Revolution.
3. Survey key events that launched the Industrial Revolution in England and America.
4. John Marshall and the Supreme Court
5. The Louisiana Purchase
6. The War of 1812.
7. South America’s history and survey of South American culture, flora, fauna and Simón Bolivar.
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Geography1. Revise and reinforce basic geographical concepts covered in previous studies.
2. Define and describe the major kinds of climate and relate these to geographical locations.
3. Survey major rivers of the world.
4. Geography studies should be closely linked to history topics.
5. Memorize the states and their corresponding capitals, including state abbreviations of the United States by region.
6. Be able to identify and locate the continents.
7. Be able to indentify and locate major countries of each continent.
General & Life Science Objectives:1. Study human anatomy and physiology
a. Five Senses
b. Major organs and systems
c. Study germs, bacteria and viruses
d. Learn the introductory components of animal and plant cells.
e. Introduction to DNA
2. Learn about the history of medicine, be able to identify a scientist to a single major contribution.
3 Study botany physiology, anatomy, classifciation and reproduction.
4. Learn the introductory components of agriculture
5. Learn to use scientific tools such as: pocket microscope, stethoscope, and continue to learn key classification and indentification processes.
6. Continue using the scientific method to assimilate science topics learned through experiments.
7. Continue to build observation skills during nature study and experiments.
Foreign Language Objectives:1. Read foreign language texts appropriate to skill level.
2. Write sentences and short passages using correct grammar and vocabulary
3. Build vocabulary and oratory skills in chosen language through games, skits, recitations and conversations.
Art Objectives:1. An introduction to representational drawing geared to the attention span and motor coordination.
2. Learn to recognize the elements of shape and are introduced to various choices of how to interpret the lesson, in their own creative rendering of the subject and background.
Music Appreciation1. Learn about 4 composers during the year through biographies.
2. Be able to identify the 4 composers major compositions by the end of the year.